MPs back Makos' shot at history

Players fly out with high hopes of win

The Tasman Makos took off for New Plymouth last night, taking the hopes of Marlborough rugby fans with them.
Tasman MPs


Tasman MPs More than 50 primary health organisation and district health board staff will move into a vacant building in Queen St.

Wairau to get scanner

A deal has been struck to bring the country's most advanced MRI machine to Wairau Hospital.

Police ready for holiday influx

Thousands of holidaymakers expected to descend on Marlborough this weekend.

Canvastown hotel for sale

Owners of 100-year-old hotel in Canvastown put property and business on the market.

Man hit partner multiple times

25-year-old Blenheim man found guilty of punching his partner in the face repeatedly.

Green coke scheme gets crowdfunded

CarbonScape Marlborough clean-tech company CarbonScape has started a crowdfunding project to start the supply of "green coke" to NZ Steel.

Rare kiwi find a new home

A group of the world's rarest kiwi, the rowi, have finished their island holiday in the Marlborough Sounds.

Leading chefs get taste of the best

Hospital site for MRI 'sensible'


Spreading safe boating message

Marlborough Coastguard will be out on the water this weekend as boaties flock to the region.

Revenge motivating Makos

Makos graphic Winning the championship against any opposition would be sweet, but the opportunity to do it against Taranaki would be even sweeter.

'Origin' match stars local seamers

Marlburians Ben Wheeler and Brendon Diamanti have been named as part of a 12 man South Island team to contest New Zealand's first Island of Origin Twenty20 cricket match in Hamilton next Friday.

Talented twins hope to make impression

Double celebration

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Brotherly love on backburner

Brothers Tom and James Marshall will go at it again tomorrow in New Plymouth, this time with the premiership title on the line.

Voting more than speaking rights

voting New Zealand's competitive side tends to kick in when it comes to contests such as our just-won seat on the UN Security Council

Experience life in the slower lane

Finding a way to slow down and simply enjoy what's around us is something we all should learn to do.

Take a broader view of fashion

Chopper needs our support


Caught out on a routine journey

They weren't quite famous last words, though it would be a good thing if they became memorable.

Thirty years of sav blanc

Jason Bathgate Thirty years since their first vintage, Cloudy Bay sauvignon blanc continues to tell a story - a story of Marlborough, the vineyards, and the people.

Raising a glass to next vintage

With a repeat of this year's bumper harvest unlikely, what can wine growers expect in years to come? Wine reporter Chloe Winter investigates.

100 barrels of beer on the move

Davis steps down

Glenn Vile

Heavy demand for weight-loss pills

Marlborough company overwhelmed by people wanting to try its new weight loss pills.

Jason Bathgate

'Wild' yeast produces quality

In the last couple of months I've enjoyed some very interesting beers which have been deliberately fermented with a type of yeast which most brewers and winemakers go to enormous lengths to avoid.

Jason Bathgate

Winery backing sanctuary

Blenheim wine brand Mud House has become a major sponsor of Kaipupu Point Wildlife Sanctuary.

Chris Fletcher

Haven of peace

In just two years, an empty urban lot in Blenheim has been transformed into one worthy of inclusion on the Nelmac Garden Marlborough programme.


'Smorgasbord of sound'

After months of rehearsing, Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah will be brought to life in Blenheim this weekend.

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